Identify the product and its version for Acrobat and Reader

Do you have Acrobat or Reader?

The product name is always displayed in the upper-left corner of the application window or menu bar.

If a file is opened, you see the filename followed with the product name. If no file is opened, you see the product name only.

Acrobat Reader

Acrobat Pro

The product name is displayed in the upper-left corner of the Mac menu bar, whether a file is open or not.

Acrobat Reader

Acrobat Pro

Identify track and version of Acrobat or Reader

  • Acrobat: Choose Help > About Adobe Acrobat Pro. The pop-up window shows the product name, associated version string, and copyright message.
Acrobat (Continuous)

Acrobat (Classic)

  • Acrobat Reader: Choose Help > About Adobe Acrobat Reader. The pop-up window shows the product name, associated version string, and copyright message.
Acrobat Reader (Continuous)

Acrobat Reader (Classic)

  • Acrobat Pro: Choose Acrobat Pro > About Adobe Acrobat Pro. The pop-up window shows the product name, associated version string, and copyright message
Acrobat Reader (Continuous)

Acrobat Reader (Classic)

  • Acrobat Reader: Choose Acrobat Reader > About Adobe Acrobat Reader. The pop-up window shows the product name, associated version string, and copyright message.
Acrobat Reader (Continuous)

Acrobat Reader (Classic)

How to read the version string

Typically, the version string contains release year, build ID, and track ID.

Reading product version

A

Release year

B

Internal build number

C

Track ID: The first two digits indicate the ID that represents the track name; "20 represents the Continuous track, and "30 represents the Classic track.

D

Internal build number

Adobe Document Cloud product tracks

The Acrobat product family introduces two tracks for both Acrobat and Reader, which are different products:

  • Continuous: This track provides service-based tools as well as new features, security and platform enhancements, and bug fixes as part of frequent (and most often) silent updates. Over time, the Continuous track’s update cadence is more frequent than the Classic track. Classic license program customers do not have access to this track for Acrobat.
  • Classic: This track is similar to the 10.x-11.x model, and does not provide new features in updates. Free services are available, but optional. Like previous releases, a quarterly update cadence delivers security and platform enhancements as well as bug fixes.

For more information, see Document Cloud Product Tracks.

Which Acrobat product is right for me—Reader, Acrobat Standard, or Acrobat Pro?

See the Acrobat product comparison to discover the best product for you.

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